Helsinki Meetings for Worship start again

Helsinki Meetings for Worship start again

As many of us have received both vaccinations by now and the official restrictions have been removed, we look forward to getting together at the weekly Meetings for Worships. The meeting room has changed. It is now at Kriminaalihuolto’s building at Kinaporinkatu 2E in Sörnäinen, close to Sörnäinen Metro station. Please press the button “Kokoukset” at the entrance to open the door to enter the building for the 2nd floor meeting room. The one-hour meeting begins at 12 am, and there’s coffee and tea afterward. Let’s remember safety first, as always, but we are glad to meet each other...

Meeting for Worship via Zoom

Hello Friends and friends of Friends!   You are warmly welcome to participate in Meeting for Worship. We meet via Zoom every first and third sunday of the month. The time is 13-14 (EET). You can also join us on the last thursdays of the month. Then the time is 19-20 (EET).         As usual, you can join our Zoom-session about fifteen minutes before the Meeting starts. This would be a good time to check that Zoom and your connection work properly or to just have a small chat with other participants before the silence. There is an opportunity for discussion and sharing after the Meeting also.   You can find the Zoom-link here: Zoom-linkki If Zoom asks for a password, it’s:...

Meetings for Worship continue in Tampere

  Friends are also able to meet in Tampere starting from 18 September. The meeting dates for the autumn are: September 18 October 2, 16 and 30 November 13, 27 December 12 The one hour meeting for worship starts at 14:00 at the usual address Kisakentänkatu 18. Please arrive a bit before two and ring the buzzer titled “kerhohuone” by the entry. Warm welcome to...

Ecstatic Dance & Silent Meeting for Worship online 29/8/2021 at 6-8 pm GMT +2 (Finland)

In Quaker’s silent Meeting for Worship we gather to just sit together in God’s presence and listen to the whispers of the Spirit in our hearts. Sometimes these whispers inspire us to minister to others, vocally or in some other form.   God’s Spirit can speak to us in so many ways. It can be thoughts and words or it can be images, sensations, feelings, colours, sounds, movement…   In Ecstatic Dance we surrender to our body and let it move us…The rational mind quiets down and gives way to the music and the dance that arises naturally.. so the Spirit can move us in this way, too!   We’ll meet at Zoom and start our Meeting for Worship by dancing  to a shared playlist for 1-1,5 h, then continue the Worship in the Silence for a bit longer. You are welcome to share in any language and anyone can help out by translating each other’s words when needed, and when there’s no translation we can try to feel and listen to the Divine behind the message even if our brain doesn’t understand the words. Warmly welcome!   IMPORTANT: The guidelines for Ecstatic dance, adapted to online setting: THE DANCE FLOOR IS A NON-VERBAL SPACE We join together to create a safe and sacred space for movement. Eliminating talking on the dance floor allows us to move out of our heads and into our bodies, hearts, and souls. We leave behind the words and worries of the day and connect with spirit and one another in new ways.   THE DANCE FLOOR IS A PLACE OF RESPECT AND SAFETY...

Help us to help – we’ll add 50c to every euro you donate!

Dear Friends. The city of Helsinki has witnessed new kind of problems faced by those who are addicted to alcohol and/or drugs. Coronavirus has forced the social services to shut down the facilities that provide food and the possibility to wash oneself. The addicted and the homeless are hungry, which increases their substance abuse and overall poor health. Many of those living on the street need emergency aid which is harder and harder to find. Quakers will gather donations for these people during Christmas, New Year and the beginning of the year 2021. The donations will go to the Salvation army. We will add fifty cents to every euro donated through us, the maximum limit of overall donations treated this way being 2000 euros. You can give your donation to our bank account: FI57 8020 0710 2249 98 (Danske Bank). The message to attach to your donation: “Ruoka-apu” (food aid). Fundraising permit:...